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10 of the best summer salmon recipes

by Rachel Deeley

published on 28 April 2023

Delicate enough to be paired with a vibrant salad yet meaty enough to be slathered in spices and grilled on the barbecue, salmon is an incredibly versatile fish and the perfect accompaniment to a variety of seasonal ingredients. From easy midweek meals to show-stopping garden party staples, we’ve rounded up the best summer-ready salmon recipes by Mary Berry, Nadiya Hussain, Jamie Oliver and more.

Salmon à la Pesto with Giant Cous Cous, Watercress and Lemon

Perfect for a fuss-free dinner, pesto and pine nut-encrusted salmon fillets and giant cous cous are cooked in one roasting pan, with watercress stirred through at the very end for peppery freshness.

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Jerk Barbecued Salmon Steaks with Mango ‘Chop Chop’ Salad

Jerk Barbecued Salmon Steaks with Mango ‘Chop Chop’ Salad

by Levi Roots

These chargrilled salmon fillets from Levi Roots are marinated in a punchy jerk paste and served with a fresh, sweet mango side salad; a guaranteed crowd-pleaser at any summer barbecue.

Jamie Oliver’s Crispy Salmon Tacos

Jamie Oliver’s Crispy Salmon Tacos

Jamie Oliver’s Cajun-spiced take on tacos is packed with flavour and freshness and makes the most of crisped-up salmon skin for an additional crunch.


Salmon, Bean, and Bulgur Wheat Salad with Quick Pickled Radishes

The medley of fresh green beans and zingy pickled radish makes this salad the ideal accompaniment for flaked salmon fillets.

Nadiya Hussain’s Black Pepper Poke Salmon Bowl

Nadiya Hussain’s Black Pepper Poke Salmon Bowl

Nadiya Hussain’s take on the poke craze is a great way to use up leftover veg for quick-fix lunch or customisable family dinner.

Mry Berry Salmon & Dill Burger

Mary Berry’s Salmon and Dill Burger with Lemon Caper Mayonnaise

The classic flavour combination of salmon, dill, lemon and capers come together in this fresh and summery update to the humble burger.

Spicy Miso Salmon with Broccoli Rice

Spicy Miso Salmon with Broccoli Rice

This light and easy weeknight meal packs a punch thanks to the deep umami flavours of its chilli and miso sauce.

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Mary Berry’s Hot-Smoked Salmon Rice and Asparagus Salad

This hearty salad, which celebrates the delicately smoky flavours of hot smoked salmon and freshness of in-season asparagus, can be prepared up to four hours in advance, making it the perfect addition to a summer party spread.

Scandinavian Picnic Loaf

Scandinavian Picnic Loaf

Step up your summer picnic game with this gorgeous sandwich — a Scandi-inspired mix of flavours including smoked salmon, dill, beetroot and pickle.

Spiced Salmon Skewers

Spiced Salmon Skewers with Parsley Oil

by Sami Tamimi, Tara Wigley

Perfect for a sharing platter, these salmon kebabs are flavoured with a punchy marinade and zesty herb oil that can be pre-made up to a day in advance.


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